Perhaps Jesus never owned one, but seriously, this mic rocks on male vocals.
At work, we generally don’t have many opportunities to audition different vocal mics, so I rely on experience, research and educated guesses. Generally, I’ll put up an SM7 for male lead vox if:
- The lead vocalist may sing somewhat loudly, and produces a wide dynamic range
- His most recent album doesn’t reflect accentuated verbal articulation, or is otherwise tame in the 4-7k region
- I want a somewhat growling character in the vocal